Tom Cheek & Jerry Howarth, Scorebook magazine, 1983 Vol. 7
The late Tom Cheek will receive the Ford C. Frick Award (presented annually to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball.”) in Cooperstown this weekend. There are a couple of nice tributes here and here.
These photos from 1983 feature a 44 year-old Tom Cheek and a 37 year-old bespectacled Jerry Howarth. Tom broadcast for the Blue Jays in 29 seasons, while Jerry is now in his 33rd season - and for 25 glorious seasons (‘81-‘05) they were side-by-side as partners.